Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport has adapted its connecting rooms to allow individuals to meet face-to-face in a safe, socially distanced manner.

Plexiglass partitions have been added between connecting rooms, and the hotel says that the service will continue to be offered even as lockdown measures are eased.

Floris-Jan Konig, the director of sales at the hotel, said that the idea had been “born out of personal need”, as he had become a father for the first time during the lockdown period.

“This exciting event was something that my wife and I wanted to share with our loved ones, but Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works as visitors were out of the question.

“We had a window-visit arrangement in place and a schedule for family members to come and visit our newborn daughter through the window looking in from our garden – not ideal, especially when it was raining!

“However, this experience sparked the idea to add a plexiglass partition in between two connecting rooms in the hotel, that way we – as new parents – could have our family and friends meet our daughter in a safe and private setting.”

Konig said that there had also been demand from the local business community for a place where organisations could conduct interviews and Management Team meetings, and added that the connecting rooms would continue to be offered to vulnerable people.

The Reunion Rooms are available to book by contacting the hotel or nearest reservation centre and quoting offer code FAMPLN – currently when booking a Reunion Room, the second room will be priced at 50 per cent of the prevailing rate.